Alfresco's CMS Is Anything but Stale
Alfresco Enterprise Edition runs on a range of software stacks, offers granular management, dashboard-like user interface, and is simple to install and put to work.A well-organized filing cabinet may meet the definition of an analog content management system, but in the 21st century, that reliable standby of office furniture is no longer cutting the mustard. Part of the problem is that the "paperless office" we were promised-along with our jetpacks and robot housekeepers-is in actuality drowning in documents. Alfresco Software's namesake CMS does a good job of providing an easily adapted environment that's simple to set up and put to work, without skimping on controls or management features. The Enterprise Edition of Alfresco's CMS is available either as a cloud-based service hosted on the Amazon EC2 cloud or as a local installation for Linux, Solaris and Windows servers. The company also offers the Alfresco Community Edition, which is suitable for smaller deployments and organizations that are willing to trade off the support available in the Enterprise Edition for more advanced features or a wide range of software stacks.
The two editions essentially share the same code, and the forking takes place during the testing of each release. In short, after an Alfresco release passes its basic usability testing, it is released as a Community Edition and goes on to more rigorous testing against a range of software stacks before it is designated as an Enterprise Edition.